NOVA “ECLIPSE OVER AMERICA” Premiers August 21, 2017, 9:00-10:00 p.m.
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Press Release -  On Monday, August 21, 2017, America’s eyes will be glued to the skies as the mainland United States experiences the first total solar eclipse since 1979, and the first to cross the USA since 1918.  PBS’ award-winning science series, NOVA, produced by WGBH Boston, will capture the spectacular event in a special presentation to air hours after it takes place.


This extraordinary cosmic spectacle will pass through 13 states, and everyone in the continental U.S. will have the opportunity to see at least a partial eclipse, making it the most widely viewed American eclipse of all time. Commencing at 10:15 a.m. PDT (1:15 p.m. EDT), a lunar shadow 73 miles wide will take one hour and 33 minutes to travel from Oregon on the west coast to South Carolina on the east, allowing continuous observation for 90 minutes.


“PBS is the destination for fascinating and comprehensive science programming year-round on NOVA and on other PBS science specials, said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming executive, and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS. “NOVA has broken new ground on fast-turnaround documentaries on important, timely topics. With a strong multi-platform presence on PBS and NOVA’s social and digital channels, “Eclipse Over America” will be must-see viewing for our audiences to fully experience this decades-in-the waiting phenomenon.”


NOVA’s most extensive fast-turnaround film to date, “Eclipse Over America” will be the ultimate companion to this spectacular celestial event. NOVA will follow teams working on the forefront of solar science and solar storm detection, incorporating immersive CGI animation to reveal the sun’s secret mechanisms, stunning sequences of the eclipse itself, NASA footage, and more. NOVA will also collaborate with several local public television stations along the path of totality, who will provide footage shot in their own back yards, illustrating the excitement the eclipse generates across the nation.


“NOVA is thrilled to provide our audiences across the U.S. with an up close, in-depth look at this extraordinary event,” said Paula S. Apsell, Senior Executive Producer of NOVA. “We are excited to share the experience with viewers and provide a scientific perspective on the celestial mechanism behind this total solar eclipse and what it can tell us about the inner workings of our sun.”


NOVA “Eclipse Over America” will be available to stream the morning after broadcast on all station-branded PBS platforms, including and PBS apps for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast. [View the full press release.]



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